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Curriculum for Spanish - Level 4

 

© 2013 by Kevin Cessna

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Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurment Category 1.1:  Conversations

Year 4 – Intermediate-advanced

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student engages in extended conversations to demonstrate level appropriate language in culturally authentic situations by being able to correctly:

·         initiate, sustain and close conversations in limited yet varied situations

·         exchange detailed information and opinions on a limited number of topics

·         explain reasoning behind a decision

·         present logical reasoning

·         present formal requests

·         compare states of being

·         debate controversial topics

·         discuss cultural and some political events

·         use circumlocution

 

Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurement Category 1.2:  Written or Oral Response

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly write a level appropriate response based on a culturally authentic stimulus such as:

Stimulus

Response

·         painting or photograph

·         intermediate-advanced narrative

·         business letter

·         excerpt from a literary text

·         film

·         describing in detail

·         identifying theme, purpose, and tone

·         explaining cause and effect

·         comparing characters

 

Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurement Category 1.3:  Paraphrasing

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly:

·         paraphrase by stating author’s meaning in own words

 

Standard:  Interpretive Communication

Measurement Category 2.1:  Reading Comprehension

Year 4 – Intermediate/High - Advanced

While engaged in tasks involving interpretive communication, the student demonstrates the ability to:

·         understand central messages (1)

·         extract details (2)

·         combine elements (3)

·         make an inference (5)

·         make a prediction (5)

·         make a judgment (6)

·         respond to the text (6)

from reading authentic literary or informational texts such as those found in Appendix A.

 

Standard:  Interpretive Communication

Measurement Category 2.2:  Listening Comprehension

Year 4 – Intermediate/High - Advanced

While engaged in tasks involving interpretive communication, the student demonstrates the ability to

·         understand central messages (1)

·         extract details (2)

·         combine elements (3)

·         make an inference (5)

·         make a prediction (5)

·         make a judgment (6)

·         respond to the text (6)

from listening to authentic works such as those found in Appendix B.

 

Standard:  Presentational Communication

Measurement Category 3.1:  Sentence Development

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving presentational communication, the student generates level appropriate sentences in both writing and speaking including:

·         verbs in all simple and compound tenses

·         verbs in all moods

·         relative and reciprocal pronouns

·         complex sentences and structures

·         compound-complex sentences

·         transitions within sentences

·         idiomatic expressions

·         transitions to express cause and effect

 

Standard:  Presentational Communication

Measurement Category 3.2:  Paragraph Development

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving presentational communication, the student demonstrates level appropriate paragraph development

By generating:

Such as:

·         naturally integrated descriptive paragraphs

·         fairly extensive narrative paragraphs

·         complex expository paragraphs

·         complex persuasive paragraphs

·         essays (introduction, body, conclusion)

·         e-mails

·         simple short stories

·         letters to a fictional character

·         speeches on controversial issues

·         a reaction to an article

 

Standard:  Culture

Measurement Category 4.1:  Cultural Products and Practices

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving culture, the student demonstrates knowledge of cultural products and practices by being able to correctly:

·         identify (1) significant historical and political events in the target culture

·         explain (2) contributions from other cultures (such as art, music, literature)

·         describe (2) products, practices and perpectives

·         describe (2) the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of Hispanic cultures

·         analyze (4) factors that influence culture (such as history, politics, technology, health, social issues, gender equality, and economic conditions)

·         analyze (4) cultural practices

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.2:  Thematic Vocabulary

Level 4

 

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly use level appropriate vocabulary as found in cultural contexts including:

Everything from Levels 1, 2, and 3 plus:

World

·         geographical names

·         nature: plants, plant species, trees, flowers

·         animal systems and parts of animals:  insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, mammals

·         universe (astronomy terms planets and basic constellations)

Leisure time

·         weather (advanced expressions)

·         cultural entertainment (expanded)

Family and Home

·         temporary states (advanced expressions)

·         physical characteristics (advanced expressions)

·         personality traints (advanced expressions)

·         description of things (advanced expressions)

·         less common colors

·         utensils beyond the obvious in rooms of the house:  kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, lawn and garden, garage, laundry room

·         beliefs, ideas and doctrines

School and Education

·         educational terms (advanced expressions)

Travel and Transportation

·         travel (advanced expressions)

Meeting
personal needs

·         food (advanced expressions) and food preparation

·         clothing care and alterations

·         types of doctors

·         names of body systems

·         illnesses and accidents

·         personal items beyond the obvious

World of Work

·         the post office

·         banking

·         types of computer programs (word processing, spreadsheet)

·         economics and world currencies

History, Politics, and Social Issues

·         history and historical terms (expanded)

·         government and politics

·         forms of government and political systems

·         political ideology

·         elections

·         global problems and social issues

·         ideas and philosophies (work ethic, morality, integrity)

Fine Arts

·         art terminology:  elements of art and art critique

·         architecture

·         periods of art history

·         painting

·         elements of music and musical instruments

·         elements of literature

·         basic journalism terms

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.3:  Contextual Vocabulary

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to determine meaning of level appropriate vocabulary as found in authentic texts, such as:

·         fiction (short stories, fables, legends, plays, excerpts from novels, poems)

·         non-fiction texts (reports, reviews, biographies, business correspondence)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.4:  Translation

Year 4

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to translate level appropriate texts from one language into another, including:

·         complex sentences

·         compound-complex sentences

·         excerpts from literary texts (fiction and non-fiction)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.5:  Grammar

Level 4

 

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly use grammatical structures including:

Everything from Levels 1, 2, and 3 plus:

Nouns and articles

·         nouns whose meaning is determined by gender

·         use of the definite article with modified proper nouns

·         the neuter article lo

Adjectives

·         adjectives whose meaning changes depending upon position

·         recognition of ordinal numbers above 10th (undécimo, vigésimo)

·         nominalization of adjectives

Verbs

·         present indicative

·         formation of verbs with spelling changes – consonants

·         formation of verbs with spelling changes – accents

·         future used to express probability or wonderment in the present

·         conditional used to express probability or wonderment in the past

·         future perfect

·         conditional perfect

·         use of the subjunctive in adverbial clauses

·         use of the subjunctive after a negative antecedent

·         use of the subjunctive after an indefinite antecedent

·         imperfect subjunctive - formation

·         sequence of tenses

·         the use of quisiera to express the conditional

·         if clauses

·         past perfect subjunctive

·         plural reflexive verbs used to express each other

Pronouns

·         relative

·         reciprocal

Conjunctions

·         subordinating conjunctions always followed by the subjunctive

·         subordinating conjunctions that may be followed by subjunctive

·         conjunctions ending in -quiera

 

 


Appendix A:  Authentic Materials as Sources for Reading Comprehension

 

The following list gives examples of sources where teachers can find authentic materials for reading comprehension texts.

 

Informational Texts

 

A sign posted in

a (bakery, restaurant)

A schedule

A personal note, letter, postcard

Instructions / directions  (games)

Menus

Recipes

Receipts ( a series of check stubs)

Tickets

Manuals  (driver’s, safety, instructional, product, games)

An online survey

A prescription

Labels (medical, food, nutritional, price, etc.)

A job application form (resumes, curriculum vitae)

Maps

A list of words or phrases

A poster (movie)

A narrative

A brochure

An excerpt from (excerpted from) or a passage from

an article

            on nutrition

            in a (hotel, cultural, entertainment) magazine

            from a (local, national, international) newspaper

            in a (health) digest

a letter to a friend

an essay

a (monthly, popular, science, airline) magazine

a (a short section in a) book or novel

a (international) newspaper

an editorial

An ad (advertisement) or notice

            in a neighborhood newspaper

            for a website (for television, a movie)

            in a newspaper (online or published)

            personal (that appeared in a Spanish publication in the US)

on a bulletin board

for travelers (such as an announcement on a plane)

the (food, movie, music) section of a newspaper

A website

A blog

 

Literary Texts

 

An excerpt from (excerpted from) or a passage from

a short story

a fable

a poem

song lyrics

a legend

a fable

a fairy tale

a novel

a play


Appendix B:  Authentic Materials as Sources for Listening Comprehension

 

The following list gives examples of sources where teachers can find authentic materials for audio clips for listening comprehension texts.

 

A conversation

in a (bakery, restaurant, airport, classroom, etc….)

between (two friends, a mother and her son, a teacher and a student, etc….)

A description of (a person, a thing, a place, an event)

A voice mail

An announcement

            (airport, train station, school, emergency)

A set of instructions / directions

A film, a television program or a video clip

A narrative

An excerpt or a passage from

a news bulletin

a radio broadcast

            (traffic, weather, sports, interview, commercials)

an audio clip on the Internet

an article

a letter

a magazine

a book

a novel

a play

a newspaper

an editorial

a short story

a poem

a legend

a fable

a fairy tale

a website

a podcast

a weather report

a popular song